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Babylon Revisited

Babylon Revisited


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Babylon Revisited: Blame It On the Alcohol Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Babylon Revisited? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. How much does Charlie drink now?

One drink a day
Practically non-stop
He has a tube connected at one end to a vein in his arm and the other to a keg of Budweiser, so that he can be imbibing alcohol intravenously even while asleep
Q. Why does Charlie have a bad relationship with his sister-in-law?

Because she blames him for Helen’s death
Because he broke her heart many years ago
Because... she’s... his... sister-in-law? Am I missing something?
Because she never forgave him for abandoning his daughter
Q. What does Marion decide to do about Honoria?

She decides to allow Charlie to regain custody
She decides to deny Charlie visitation rights, and she will raise her as her own
She decides to put her in the care of Daddy Warbucks, and let him decide what he’s going to do about her
Q. What are Charlie’s old friends trying to convince him to do?

Move back to Paris for good
Lick a frozen flagpole
Go out drinking with them
Q. Why does Marion change her mind?

Because she finally sees that Charlie has really changed for the better
Because she takes pity on Charlie
Because she sees that Charlie is still associating with bad influences
Because she is a flibbertigibbet
Because her horoscope advised her to abuse a repentant father